I was hoping it wouldn't come to this, but after looking over my accounts and bills this morning, I see no other course of action.
Due to my recent emergency back surgery, the outrageous cost of rehab, and multiple expensive medications, I'm broke as a joke. Tapped. Cleaned out. About fifty cents shy of homeless. Because of this, I will not be able to afford the editing on my completed projects (FOG WARNING, OTHERS & ODDITIES: A Short Story Collection, and A FINAL ACT OF CRUELTY). I have over 250,000 words worth of material to publish, but I don't have the funds. The talented people I work with are more than willing to give me a payment plan, but I have no idea when I'll have money coming in and refuse to lead them around with, "I promise I'll pay you... eventually." I make most of my money off new releases. No new releases equals no bills getting paid. And you can figure out what happens after that, So I've decided to reach out to you wonderful people for help. I don't want something for nothing. Instead, I've come up with a rather epic list of prizes for those who would like to donate money toward the completion of the projects listed above (I am going to focus most of my attention on A FINAL ACT OF CRUELTY, though, as fans of Cruel Dog have been chomping at the bit for quite some time already). At some point today, I will post a link to an Indie Go-Go fundraising campaign. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. If you cannot donate money, please share with those people you think would be willing to help. Trust me, even spreading the word helps out immensely.
Thank you for your time.